Tech Tango: Mark Zuckerberg Has the virtual Eye of the Tiger

Oculous Rift VR
Oculous Rift VR
Oculous Rift VR

Mark Zuckerberg has always had the eye of the tiger when it comes to business, namely investments. Zuckerberg who recently purchased WhatsApp made an announcement today that he will be purchasing Oculus Rift VR for about $2B. Oculus which means “eye” in latin is a virtual 3D headset which is in its development stages.

Zuckerberg said:
“Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. For the past few years, this has mostly meant building mobile apps that help you share with the people you care about. We have a lot more to do on mobile, but at this point we feel we’re in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences.

This is where Oculus comes in. They build virtual reality technology, like the Oculus Rift headset. When you put it on, you enter a completely immersive computer-generated environment, like a game or a movie scene or a place far away. The incredible thing about the technology is that you feel like you’re actually present in another place with other people. People who try it say it’s different from anything they’ve ever experienced in their lives.”

The developer version of the headset is DVI and HDMI capable with a USB interface.

“After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting on goggles in your home…”

With Oculus having taken 75, 000 orders for the Rift VR already, can’t wait to see what he does with this. The internet doesn’t seem to be too fond of the idea.

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